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FM.Marche.Itani Si Che BELLISSIMA✪Le ❙t e Amo<3

The Marche is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. The Italian name Le Marche is the plural of marca, and literally means "the Marches", originally referring to the medieval March of Ancona and nearby marches of Camerino and Fermo.
The Marche are located in the Central area of the country, bordering Emilia-Romagna and the republic of San Marino to the north, Tuscany to the north-west, Umbria to the west, Abruzzo and Lazio to the south and the Adriatic Sea to the east. Except for river valleys and the often very narrow coastal strip, the land is hilly. In the nineteenth century, a railway from Bologna to Brindisi linked the Marche along the coastline of the entire territory. Inland, the mountainous nature of the region, even today, allows little travel north and south, except by rough roads over the passes.

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Delicious Home-Cooked Meals from Grandmothers Across the Globe

Delicious Home-Cooked Meals from Grandmothers Across the Globe | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
If there's one thing that reminds us of home, it's the thought of a wonderful, home-cooked meal by Grandma in her cozy kitchen. Since we last posted about Gabriele Galimberti's Delicatessen with Love series in 2012, the Italian photographer has visited even more grandmothers from across the globe, inviting them to share their signature dishes with the rest of the world. Each heartwarming diptych consists of a portrait of the grandma surrounded by the raw ingredients in her home, accompanied by a close-up shot of the delicious meal.
Galimberti, who photographed grandmothers in 58 different countries for this series, was struck by the idea before he embarked on a globetrotting trip for his couch surfing project. To ensure that he had at least one good meal before leaving, the photographer's grandma prepared a dish of ravioli for him before his departure. "In that occasion I said to my grandma, 'You know, Grandma, there are many other grandmas around the world and most of them are really…
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Tiny People Cutout of Paper Star in Delightfully Amusing Tales

Tiny People Cutout of Paper Star in Delightfully Amusing Tales | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Miami-based filmmaker Jorge Miranda works with miniature paper dolls to create whimsical scenes that are captured on camera and shared on Instagram. Using tiny cut-outs of photographed people, he places them in amusing situations that have the appearance of black and white film stills. We see one man jumping onto a larger-than-life spoon that sends another bearded gentleman soaring into the sky. Attitcus Finch, a famous character from literature’s To Kill a Mockingbird, also makes a debut in Miranda’s series and appropriately clutches onto the turning page of a book.
Working with these dolls and everyday objects is a way for the filmmaker to exercise his creativity. “These photos have become for me a faster way to express my ideas with actors that don’t complain and don’t need to get paid,” Miranda says. His images seem to make up digital sketchbook, cataloging concepts that could eventually appear in more polished projects.
Jorge Miranda Instagram via [Instagram blog]
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Innovative Project Proposes Billboard Structures as Living Space for the Homeless

Innovative Project Proposes Billboard Structures as Living Space for the Homeless | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Homelessness is a major concern throughout the world and finding a solution is an ongoing venture. In an effort to provide homeless people with an innovative shelter option for living and sleeping, the Slovakian firm DesignDevelop created The Gregory Project. The idea behind the project is to offer alternative living spaces that have a secondary function as billboard and advertising constructions.
Major cities are filled with giant billboard advertisements that require a lot of space and are costly to maintain. The Gregory Project proposes the construction of billboard spaces that have interior areas designed for living. According to the project plans, the cost of maintaining the small homes would be minimal and would be partially paid by the companies who rent the advertising space on the exterior. "Partner reciprocity is focused toward firms and investors which would participate in realization or long-term rental of involved advertising space," explains DesignDevelop. "The added…
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Capa's Intimate Portraits of Famous Artists in Beautiful Color

Capa's Intimate Portraits of Famous Artists in Beautiful Color | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Robert Capa is widely recognized as a war photographer. During his young life (he died at the age of 40), Capa shot five wars including the Spanish Civil War and World War II. His most famous images, taken in black and white, came from his coverage of D-Day, as he was only one of four photographers chosen to show the first days of the Allied troops advance through Normandy. He was the only photographer to be in the first wave of the beach landings. As Magnum states, "Capa's pictures are the only documents that capture the horror and heroism of the Allies as they disembarked from landing craft into a hail of bullets and sharpnel."
This summer at New York's Governors Island, you can see a different side of Capa's work. On Thursdays through Sundays, from now till September 28, The International Center of Photography (ICP) presents a selection of his color photographs. Capa worked regularly with color film in 1941 and used it until his death in 1954. While some of the photos have been…
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Aunt Documents Adoption of Beautiful Baby Boy into Family

Aunt Documents Adoption of Beautiful Baby Boy into Family | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Kate T. Parker, the talented photographer we introduced you to back in March, opens the doors to us once again. This time, instead of showing us magical moments of childhood through her two daughters, she turns the camera on the newest addition to her extended family, a beautiful little boy named Sam. In a new project she calls Blended, Kate highlights the beauty of adoption through the eyes of her sister.
"Blended follows the journey of Sam, my nephew, from the day he was born and adopted into the unbelievably excited arms of my sister and brother-in-law as well as the rest of our extended family," she tells us. "We are so in love with this amazing little man who has brought such joy into our lives. There are so many wonderful and interesting things I am documenting, the power of love, the agonizing wait (and then elation) of adoption, the welcoming of another life into our clan, and what it means to be a biracial family."
In her usual style, Kate shows us real, candid moments like…
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Revealing Photos of People Lying Down in a Week's Worth of Trash

Revealing Photos of People Lying Down in a Week's Worth of Trash | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
California-based photographer Gregg Segal provides a visual representation of the trash problem in the US with his revealing series 7 Days of Garbage. The photographer invited people from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds—friends, neighbors, acquaintances, and near-strangers—to come to his backyard with a week's worth of their garbage. Spread out over natural backgrounds like sand, grass, and water, the subjects wallow in the trash they've accumulated over seven days, providing a shocking glimpse of consumption and waste in the US.
While some subjects filtered out the most disgusting garbage in their bags, others let all of the contents be photographed. Takeout boxes, crumpled paper, orange peels, and empty bottles form a bed under the subjects, painting a picture of their different lifestyles in addition to their rubbish. Segal says, "Subjects are photographed surrounded by their trash in a setting that is part nest, part archeological record. We’ve made our bed and in it we…
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Giant Wooden Maze Reveals Visual Clarity at Its Center

Giant Wooden Maze Reveals Visual Clarity at Its Center | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Visitors to the National Building Museum in Washington DC can prepare to get lost. In a maze, that is. The Danish architecture firm BIG, lead by architect Bjarke Ingels, recently installed a giant concave wooden maze inside of the Museum’s Great Hall. It’s appropriately called BIG Maze and is 18 square meters that’s built using Baltic Birch plywood.
BIG developed the installation’s form by combining different styles of mazes throughout history. They were inspired by ancient Greek labyrinths, European hedge mazes, and even the American corn maze. This isn’t your typical challenge, though. While most maze paths become more convoluted the deeper you travel, BIG’s design brings clarity and visual understanding upon reaching the heart of the labyrinth. The indoor puzzle has a perimeter of five and a half meters that gradually decreases as you reach the middle. From there, you can see the way out.
If you’re interested in winding through the BIG Maze path, you have until September 1st. It’s…
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Bernard Pras Forms Incredible Anamorphic Portrait Out of Found Objects

Bernard Pras Forms Incredible Anamorphic Portrait Out of Found Objects | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
French artist Bernard Pras, who is known for creating mind-boggling anamorphic illusions out of found objects, unveiled his latest installation at Le palais idéal in Hauterives, France. When viewed from the right perspective, a seemingly random pile of trash is revealed to be an enormous sculptural portrait of Ferdinand Cheval, a simple French postman who spent 33 years stacking stones to construct Le palais idéal.
Similar to Cheval, Pras relies on recovering miscellaneous objects to create his artwork. In his hands, discarded and broken chairs, boards, figurines, and other items become the medium with which to construct astonishing examples of visual anamorphosis—a distorted perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image. Looking at each individual component and its precise placement in the overall portrait, one can't help but marvel at the artist's eye for perspective and his painstaking assembly of the piece.…
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Elegant Wooden Desk Spirals Into the Heavens

Elegant Wooden Desk Spirals Into the Heavens | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Designer Joseph Walsh brings a modern and innovative style to his furniture designs. The Irish designer produces one-of-a-kind pieces that balance the line between function and form, serving as both decorative wooden swirls that fill a room as well as functional furniture like shelves, desks, and canopy beds.
Magnus Celestii is the artist's first work of such gigantic proportions. The enormous free form sculpture, currently part of the Design Show exhibition at the New Art Centre in Roche Court, Wiltshire, UK, begins as a desk in the center of the room. The magnificent layers of ash wood then curl upward in a spiral that grows outward, throughout the room, ending as a large shelf extending along one wall of the gallery.
According to the project statement, "The title of the piece derives from the Latin words Magnus (‘Large' / ‘Great') and Celesti (‘Heavenly’). Here, [Walsh] is conscious of the viewers' experience in the gallery while adhering to the creative language of collaboration…
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Flóra Borsi's Elegant Self-Portraits Subtly Blend Photography and Painting

Flóra Borsi's Elegant Self-Portraits Subtly Blend Photography and Painting | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Hungarian artist Flóra Borsi likes to experiment with photography and other mediums, resulting in incredibly unique projects like urban landscapes set in a coffee universe and abstract portraits reimagined as real people. Her latest series IRÉEL features subtle portraits that simultaneously look like pictorial photos and hyperrealistic paintings. Both sensual and elegant, the images portray the artist herself posing against a simple blue backdrop. Rough brushstrokes of paint streak across the surface, obscuring and engaging with Borsi at the same time.
In the description of her series, Borsi explains, "A hyperrealist painter aims to achieve a result which looks like a real photographic picture. A pictorialist photographer's desired result is visually equivalent to a painting." Her exquisite images seamlessly blend photographic elements with painting techniques, raising intriguing questions about each medium and the way they overlap.
Flóra Borsi's website Flóra Borsi on Behance…
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Couples Passionately Kissing by Ben Lamberty

Couples Passionately Kissing by Ben Lamberty | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Though at first glance these photos look like stills from the strangers kissing video that went viral, in actuality this series was created even before that video was shot. Last summer, photographer Ben Lamberty took a spontaneous photo of a couple kissing and the photo turned out to be, in his words, "so cool" that he decided he needed to make a series out of it. The photos would eventually land in the December 2013 issue of a German publication called Zeit Magazine. The passionate images of two people kissing were paired with lines from famous songs like this one from The Beatles circa 1967: "All you need is love, all you need is love, all you need is love, love, love is all you need."

After he first came up with the concept, Ben asked his friends to volunteer. Some of them were real couples while others were just good friends. As you can tell, a few of them dabbled in modeling but, according to the photographer, "all of them are creative characters." Ben sat back as a quiet…
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New Zealand Bride Surprises Groom with Unforgettable Gift

New Zealand Bride Surprises Groom with Unforgettable Gift | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Wedding photographer Eric Ronald captured a photo of a lifetime for one New Zealand couple, Belinda and Campbell. As a surprise for her soon-to-be husband, before the wedding, Belinda arranged for a helicopter flight so that right after the ceremony, the two of them could soar over a lake and land on top of a mountain. Despite the wind that day, the chopper appeared on the horizon and Ronald, the photographer, boarded it along with the couple. It was his first time on a helicopter and he was just as excited as he was scared.
"Game on!," he says. "In a second, Campbell turned into a little boy, grinning from ear to ear.
"Soaring over Lake Wanaka was such a surreal and overwhelming experience; I can’t really put it into words. We landed on top of the mountains. Literally, we dropped on a spot only just big enough for us to land. We jumped out and were greeted by one pretty amazing view. It was like being inside an oil painting…
"Belinda and Campbell shared their first moment alone, as a…
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Marina Cano's Stunning Photos Capture the Majestic Beauty of Wildlife

Marina Cano's Stunning Photos Capture the Majestic Beauty of Wildlife | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Spanish photographer Marina Cano is known for her stunning photos of nature and and its wildlife. Although she lives in Cantabria in northern Spain, the photographer frequently travels to faraway locations such as South Africa and Kenya to capture spectacular shots of exotic beasts. What sets Cano's photos apart is her unique ability to document the intimacy and beauty of the majestic creatures, giving the viewer a rare glimpse of untamed giraffes, elephants, zebras, and other animals in their daily lives.
Cano recently shared an account of a typical day in her life on 500px ISO. It's no surprise to learn that her breathtaking images aren't just the product of luck or fortunate timing, but of real devotion and tireless work from dawn till dusk. Waking up at 5AM, Cano prepares to spend the day scouring the Amboseli National Park in Kenya for fantastic sights. Even when the light turns harsh around noon, she continues to look for animals to photograph, saying, "Time is so precious when…
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Enormous Murals Inspired by Local Traders in Warwick, South Africa

Enormous Murals Inspired by Local Traders in Warwick, South Africa | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
This year, street artist Faith47 was invited to participate in the 25th World Congress on Architecture in Durban, South Africa. As a cultural aspect of the event, the artist recently finished three of six planned pieces (the last three to be completed in August), which cover supporting columns underneath a main freeway overpass near the Early Morning Market in Warwick.
According to the artist, Warwick triangle is often chaotic and many are afraid to visit the area. She has dedicated her art to those who do venture to work and trade in the neighborhood everyday. The enormous and completely spectacular wall murals are inspired by actual traders, with gorgeous patterns and textures in the background. The beautifully detailed, monochromatic pieces tower over pedestrians and cars that pass by while the strong narratives dominate each concrete wall.
Faith47 explains, "Perhaps the Inyanga looks like an everyday person, he is not dressed in a traditional manner signifying his vocation; its…
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Amazing Winners of the 1st Annual Dronestagram Photo Competition

Amazing Winners of the 1st Annual Dronestagram Photo Competition | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Best Aerial Photos, 1st Prize Winner: Capungaero
Dronestagram and National Geographic France teamed up this year to promote the first annual 2014 Dronestagram Photo Contest. Amateur and professional photographers alike were invited to enter their unique photographs from around the world which were taken by drones connected to radio-controlled cameras.
Winning images feature amazingly unexpected people and places as seen from up in the air and looking downward. Viewers are invited to inspect the detailed wings of an eagle soaring above a national park in Indonesia; to appreciate the beautifully cascading Tamul waterfalls in Mexico; and to witness the fiery blaze of celebratory fireworks shooting into the air at a stadium in Bulgaria. Judges sorted through the submissions and selected the best of the best, stating, "We tried to reward the photos that show the best of the fantastic potential offered by drones in terms of image."
Sponsors including National Geographic, Go Pro, Picanova,…
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Incredible Photorealistic Drawings Beautifully Capture Fine Facial Details

Incredible Photorealistic Drawings Beautifully Capture Fine Facial Details | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Monica Lee was a digital artist for 12 years before making the switch to an analog way of working. Now, she uses pencil to create complex portraits of people, animals, and still lifes. They are stunning, photorealistic images that capture details like faded freckles, coarse beard hair, and the subtle weave of a shirt. Lee uses a combination of tools, including smudging sticks, to build the illusion of a 3D form; it results in a nice sense of balance in the work. While she concentrates on very tactile textures, she also takes the time to blend soft, diffused grays as well.
Lee admires photography and grew up appreciating the value of photos. Plus, her dad works in the field, so it’s one reason why she prefers to draw this way. Photorealism also presents a challenge - the artist enjoys trying to depict as many details as possible. So, look carefully at Lee's drawings and prepare to get lost in all of their small, gorgeous intricacies.
Monica Lee Facebook page via [Illusion 360 and…
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New Colorful Canopy of Umbrellas Graces the Streets of Portugal

New Colorful Canopy of Umbrellas Graces the Streets of Portugal | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
It's that time of year again! A new canopy of colorful umbrellas has been created over the streets of Portugal. Two years ago, photographer Patrícia Almeida introduced us to this whimsical installation put on by production company Sextafeira Producoes for the annual arts festival Agitagueda. Held every July in the city of Agueda, the festival draws thousands who come to the city to enjoy art exhibits and concerts. While last year's umbrellas appeared darker in color than the previous, with more primary colors, this year we see a softer palette with sprinkles of purples and pinks.
Can't get enough of this cheerful installation. It's something to look forward to every July!
Top Photo: Cristina Ferreira

Photo: AgitAgueda
Photo: Cristina Ferreira
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Photo: Patricia Almeida
Photo: Patricia Almeida
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Breathtaking Aerial Photos Offer Unique Perspective of Melbourne

Breathtaking Aerial Photos Offer Unique Perspective of Melbourne | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The world is completely different when viewed from high up in the sky. Though we can't always experience these types of spectacular scenes in person, Melbourne-based photographer Tom Blachford provides viewers with a unique perspective of the world through his collection of captivating aerial shots.
To document such breathtaking places, Blachford flies above Melbourne in an open-door helicopter and photographs the landscapes below. From single boats floating in a sea of rippling water to rows and rows of parked cars, Blachford captures the repetitive shapes, patterns, and symmetry of everyday life throughout the city. His keen eye sees objects as clean lines that appear quite organized as well as scattered dots of people on a beach that somehow appear purposeful in their haphazard placement along the sand.
When speaking about his experience, Blachford said, "I saw another side to everything. Some buildings I would never think of shooting from the ground may have had incredible…
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Colorful Fireworks Amazingly Morphed Into Abstract Formations

Colorful Fireworks Amazingly Morphed Into Abstract Formations | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Canadian photographer David (Davey) Johnson's collection of fireworks photography is a bit different than a typical celebration in the sky. The talented photographer transforms already dazzling fireworks into all kinds of beautifully rare and abstract formations. He explores creative camera techniques to capture the light trails and unusual shapes during various fireworks shows.
Johnson uses 1-2 second long exposures to capture the unpredictable movement and colorful illumination as the explosives burst out against the night sky. He begins out of focus and quickly refocuses his lens when he hears the boom of the fireworks shooting into the air. Johnson says, "You will quickly see how the out-of-focus light refocuses and converges to a small point… creating floating sea creatures in the sky!"
If you want to try out this technique for yourself, Johnson offers a tutorial on his website that explains the process.
Davey Johnson's website via [PDN Photo of the Day]
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Gorgeous Black Rhino Recreated with Intricate Fabric Collage

Gorgeous Black Rhino Recreated with Intricate Fabric Collage | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Using fabric as her paint palette, Kenyan-based artist Sophie Standing produces gorgeous portraits of animals on her sewing machine. The one-of-a-kind pieces are constructed by first sketching the image onto a canvas and then appliqueing an intricate collage of fabric on top. Standing then stitches linear details over her work using a variety of colored threads. This creates a painterly look to the piece that’s a combination of meticulous technique and gestural, emotive marks.
Here, we see that Standing has used an extensive collection of fabrics to cover the hide of a large rhino. Some are bold floral patterns while others are geometric, and they seamlessly blend together and flow throughout the animal’s body. Dark-colored thread defines its wrinkles and shadows to give definition to the form.
You can see some of the process of Standing’s work below. While she specializes in animal imagery, she’s also available for special commissions.
Sophie Standing website via [Lustik]
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Stunning Civic Building Designed to Resemble a Lotus Flower

Stunning Civic Building Designed to Resemble a Lotus Flower | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Melbourne-based architecture firm studio505 has designed and completed the Lotus Building and People’s Park that’s located in Wujin, China. Its impressive physical form resembles the flower for which the building is named, and its petals dramatically rise out of an artificial lake. Accompanied by an eight acre park, it’s used as a civic building and a landmark whose distinctive presence ties the community together.
The Lotus Building houses part of the city’s planning bureau, as well as exhibition halls and meeting rooms. Although it serves a practical purpose, the structure was conceived as an inhabited sculptural form. It’s wrapped in a display of metal-ribbed petals and both the interior and exterior are covered in hand-laid mosaic tiles. They form a smooth gradient of color that ranges from white and beige to pink. In addition, a stunning 23-foot-long suspended chandelier hangs in the center of the building and resembles the stamen of a flower.
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50 States of America Reimagined in Clever LEGO Series

50 States of America Reimagined in Clever LEGO Series | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Jeff Friesen may be an award-winning fine art photographer, but he also has a playful side that manifests itself in imaginative projects created using his daughter's toys, whether it's photographing the secret life of plastic toys animals or recreating Banksy's artwork in LEGO. His series 50 States of LEGO reimagines the different states of the USA in LEGO form, humorously representing each state by capturing a unique aspect of the place's history, geography, or culture.
The series first started as a pet project for Friesen and his 7-year-old daughter, who would spend summer afternoons building LEGO scenes and photographing them in a mini studio. After recreating Canada's provinces for fun, the Nova Scotia resident decided to tackle the challenge of assembling LEGO dioramas to represent all 50 of America's states. Friesen, who has briefly lived in the US and visited most of the states, worked with only construction paper and his daughter's limited LEGO collection to create remarkably…
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The Secret to Lasting Love According to World's Longest Married Couple

The Secret to Lasting Love According to World's Longest Married Couple | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Zelmyra and Herbert Fisher's marriage withstood the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, and 15 presidential administrations. The North Carolina couple, who wed on May 13, 1924, were recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living couple in 2008 with 84 years of marriage.
By the time Herbert passed away in 2011 at the age of 105, he and his wife had been married for nearly 87 years. Zelmyra, who had led most of her life with Herbert at her side, lived for another two years after the death of her sweetheart. In early 2013, the 105-year-old woman passed away peacefully in her sleep, leaving behind a beautiful legacy of love and commitment.
Together for over eight decades, theirs is without a doubt a love story to remember. Although Zelmyra and Herbert are no longer with us, they've left behind some touching words about the secret to a long, lasting relationship. In honor of Valentine's Day in 2010, the couple…
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Daring Bride and Groom Pose in Front of Whirling Tornado

Daring Bride and Groom Pose in Front of Whirling Tornado | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
When bad weather was predicted for their wedding weekend, this adventurous couple and their wedding photographer didn't let that get them down. The Canadian couple and photographer Colleen Niska took advantage of the situation and sought out the dramatic skies before the rain started pouring down.
Little did they know they would remember their special day in a much more unique way than ever expected! "We just happened to be at the right place at the right time in good old Saskatchewan, Canada,” Niska said. The lucky shots feature the brave couple standing along a gravel road with a massive tornado whirling in the background. The scene was completely by accident. The couple was posing for their photos when the tornado appeared in the dark skies and Niska quickly snapped some shots as the funneling storm touched down in the background.
“We were a long ways from it and so we weren’t frightened or anything and it wasn’t heading in our direction,” Niska explained. “We were pretty excited…
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New Dissected Portraits Inspired by 17th Century Dutch Masters

New Dissected Portraits Inspired by 17th Century Dutch Masters | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
New York-based artist Michael Mapes, known for his intriguing dissected portraits made from glass vials, plastic bags, and gelatin capsules has recently released a new series that was inspired by the 17th century Dutch Masters. You may know the names of famous painters who emerged during that time, like Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy. To create these works, Mapes obtained a copyright free, high-res scan from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and then learned as much as he could about each painting’s aristocratic subject. He then collected fragments from that person's life including dissected photographs, locks of hair, handwriting samples, and jewelry. Finally, he arranged these objects in a specimen box until they resembled an eerie portrait of that person.
These new works will be shown at two upcoming exhibitions. From August 1 to September 27, visit Beers Contemporary in London to see the exhibition Cut-Copy-Paste. Mapes joins fellow artists Frank Hallam Day and Brian…
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